Bockfest season festivities are well underway as we get ready for Bockfest Weekend, March 6th - 8th. The season began with the annual Beefsteak Club fundraiser at the old Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery in Over The Rhine. Soon after, the preliminary rounds of the 2015 Sausage Queen pageant got underway. Here's what else you can expect between now and the main event.
As part of the ongoing celebration of Black History Month, Deondra Kamau Means will be portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in a one man biographical show at the Boone County Public Library tonight at seven o’clock. WNKU’s Matt Kelley has details…
On April 5, the city of Cincinnati is making some changes to its system of trash collection. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the new policies with Gerald Checco, the city's Director of Public Services.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be holding a job fair this week to begin hiring for the summer season. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Guest Services director Scott Wingate what kinds of jobs will be available. (Get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
The February issue of Cincinnati Magazine features an article on pinball machines. It was written by Bill Brohaugh who was not available for an interview. So Jay Stowe, the magazine's Editor in Chief, sat in for his colleague. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Stowe about the history of the iconic electronic games.
When two female business owners from Aurora Indiana became victims of crimes within four months of each other, they wanted to arm and protect themselves, but couldn’t find any suitable firearms training programs geared toward women. So, Konnie Couch and Robin Willoughby founded “Women Armed and Ready” to provide firearm education and training designed specifically for women. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Couch to describe how the program works. (Get more information at www.womenarmedandready.com )
NKU’s Dr. Brian Hackett will deliver a presentation on learning history through pictures as part of the Campbell County Public Library’s Food for Thought series. The event will take place at the Cold Spring Branch on February 24th at six o’clock. Dr. Hackett stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about how people can decipher information and identify the stories inside. ( Get more information at http://www.cc-pl.org/programs/city-bbqs-food-thought-series )
An Uncomplicated Life is the new memoir by award-winning Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist, Paul Daugherty, about his daughter, Jillian. Jillian was born with Down Syndrome in 1989. In the book, Paul tells stories about Jillian making her way through the world of her backyard and neighborhood, going to school in a "normal" classroom, learning to play soccer and ride a bike.